Members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors were presented with a copy of the proposed city budget at Tuesday night's (Nov. 5) regular meeting. The proposed 2014 budget totals $201.1 million, with an operating budget of $110.1 million and a capital projects budget of $91 million.
It may come as a surprise to many young Arkansans applying for medical school that their MCAT scores are not the only item to be weighted in the admissions process at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Early voting begins Tuesday (Nov. 5) for the Nov. 12 Fayetteville bond election that doesn't add or stop a tax, but instead directs revenue toward three projects – one's a housekeeping matter but the other two are rather high profile.
Arkansas tax collections are up more than 4% for the first four months of the fiscal year, with October sales and use tax collections – associated with consumer spending – in the October report coming in below budget estimates.
A challenge to Big River Steel’s air quality permit by Nucor Steel will delay or could trip up the $1.1 billion superproject planned for northeast Arkansas, but state officials expressed confidence that the steel mill will go forward.
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Randy Zook said Friday (Nov. 1) that 98,000 Arkansans are unemployed and about 100,000 Arkansans are underemployed – in jobs that do not meet the worker's needs either by not providing enough work hours or other circumstances.
Washington County Justice of the Peace Candy Clark has become the first announced candidate in the race to replace Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, following his announcement that he would forgo re-election to his District 84 House seat and instead run for lieutenant governor.
A third poll conducted in October indicates a narrow lead by Republican Asa Hutchinson over Democrat Mike Ross in Arkansas’ gubernatorial race – with Hutchinson showing an advantage among Independent voters.
A potential leader in the rehab of a national Republican Party somewhat staggered by the recent federal government shutdown was in Fort Smith on Tuesday (Oct. 29) to explain that GOP voter outreach must be more than traditional conservative talking points and “trashing Democrats.”
A letter from the five Republican members of Arkansas’ Congressional delegation to federal Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been described by the office of U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor as being “a combination of untruths and gross mischaracterizations.”
With almost a year away from election day, one of the few surprises in the close and hotly-contested race between U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, is the potential advantage Cotton may hold with the ever-growing group of political Independents.